The Arabic language is taught in the Stanford Language Center with courses that range across four years of language learning, target beginners, heritage learners, and reading for research, and interrogate media, classical, conversational, and regional registers of Arabic.
Arabic literature is studied in the Department of Comparative Literature, where undergraduate and graduate students can work with faculty across the comparative cluster of Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish, or choose to specialize in one or more of these literary cultures.
Students can choose to minor in Middle Eastern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, a program that involves literature and language courses, and they can also take courses in Arabic literature that read either original Arabic texts or English translations ranging from the eighth to the twenty-first centuries, and from ancient epic poetry to post-modern prose.
Arabic is a language that opens professional, personal, and intellectual doors across the world.
Arabic and Affiliated Faculty.